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Oregon Film Museum

732 Duane St, Astoria, Oregon 97103 USA

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“Documentating the history of film's in oregon”

The Oregon Film Museum celebrates the art and legacy of films and film-making in the State of Oregon. Since The Fisherman's Bride, in 1908, Oregon has helped give birth to such classics as: The General  The Great Race  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest  Paint Your Wagon  Animal House  Kindergarten Cop  ...and, of course, The Goonies. In fact we have movies listed on this website. Some refer to Oregon as "Hollywood North." Why Oregon? Our unique landscapes allows film-makers to use Oregon as a backdrop for just about anywhere. We've been the desert, the mountains, river, and the sea. Sometimes we're California, Georgia, and a South Pacific Island. Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, the museum invites visitors to explore the films and production behind making movies in Oregon. Wander through this building that was an actual working jail (from 1914 - 1976) and the scene of the famous opening jail break from the Goonies. The Clatsop County Historical Society operates the Heritage Museum, and the Uppertown Firefighter's Museum. In 2005, as part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration of The Goonies, the Heritage Museum featured a temporary exhibit of Goonies memorabilia. It was our busiest weekend, month, and summer we had ever had! Plans to create the Oregon Film Museum began shortly afterward.

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Travel Oregon

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June 17, 2015

The Oregon Film Museum celebrates the art and legacy of films and film-making in the State of Oregon.
Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, the museum invites visitors to explore these and other films and the production behind making movies in Oregon.  Wander through this building that was an actual working jail (from 1914 – 1976) and the scene of the famous opening jail break from the Goonies.   
Hours of Operation October - April:  Daily - 11:00am to 4:00 pm May - September: Daily - 10:00am to 5:00 pm Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day

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rickhamell

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April 22, 2014

Do not expect a lot from this museum, yet. It's a good idea with little budget. If you're a HUGE Goonies fan, then it'll be cool. It's also interesting to note all the other movies made in Oregon that they talk about.

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Annie and Rod

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July 15, 2022

Great Goonies add on to a cross country road trip. While traveling from Seattle to Virginia we had to visit Astoria.

Blasting the Ataris as we crossed the Columbia River the misty Oregon fog not only covered our windows, but my eyes became filled with this strange watery substance. Memories of sitting in front of a giant wooden TV with aluminum foil rabbit ears became all too vivid. Clutching the TV Guide and staring the clock on the wall waiting patiently for the movie to begin. It only took me 40 years truly feel like a Goonie and just like that, I was a kid again.

Definitely a worthwhile trip for any Goonie.

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ByersFamily

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June 24, 2018
Rated 4.0

Expensive for what you get. The "interactive" portion is fun, a little confusing and they send it to you download, but I still haven't gotten it to work right. I think I will, I was just hoping for a little less 'tech savvy' required. If you just want a picture in the jail cell, this is the place.

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Tatiana Danger

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March 30, 2016
Rated 4.0

Since you can't really visit the Goonies House anymore (I know, I'm devastated, too...) but hopefully the jail from the movie is an acceptable substitute. It's actually a historic jail that's been turned into a little museum dedicated to movies filmed in the state... including the Goonies :)

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Lorren P

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August 02, 2015
Rated 3.0

A fun museum for a Goonies fan but it is very small. You can see movie posters, film your own scenes, watch video clips and explore the jail from the opening scene of the movie.

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Oregon Film Museum

732 Duane St
Astoria, Oregon
97103 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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